Obituaries for Mark Goldweber of Ballet West, who is dead at 53. He also posted on this board as "Glebb" and will be greatly missed by all of us at Ballet Alert!
The Salt Lake Tribune
The Deseret News
Sklute and Goldweber’s friendship stretched back 25 years, beginning as dancers and later faculty and staff with the Joffrey Ballet. Before the Joffrey moved its home from New York City to Chicago in 1995, Goldweber left to become ballet master for Oregon Ballet Theater. In Portland, Goldweber worked with the company’s executive director, Jóhann Jacobs, and costume director David Heuvel, both of whom later moved to Utah for the same posts at Ballet West.
Born in Coconut Grove, Fla., Goldweber received his early ballet training under renowned Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo dancer Thomas Armour. Among his many accomplishments, Goldweber was cast at the age of 19 in the leading role of the "Boy in Blue" in The Joffrey Ballet's recreation of Sir Frederick Ashton's "Les Patineurs."